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2014 BMW 428 vs. 2015 BMW Z4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW Z4, the BMW 428 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the BMW 428 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW Z4, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 428 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW Z4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 428 and the BMW Z4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 428 is a little wider than the BMW Z4, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the BMW 428, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW Z4.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 428 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW Z4.

Handling
The BMW 428 has a larger turning radius than the BMW Z4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 428 is significantly less powerful than the BMW Z4. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 428 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW Z4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 428 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW Z4.

Warranty
The BMW 428 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW Z4.

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2014 BMW
428

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MSRP*: $48,750 - $50,750

2015 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800
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City MPG: 23 17 - 22
Highway MPG: 34 24 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $44,850 - $46,690 $45,035 - $60,535

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